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of the impetus for prioritizing the issue of poverty came from the other america, a best-selling study of poverty by holy cross alumnus michael harrington who found poverty hidden in appalachia and if america's inner -- and in america's inner cities. shriver accepted the challenge and got to work first of all researching the scope of the problem and its possible solutions. he found 30 million americans then live anything poverty -- living in poverty, and his agenda for them was not handouts, but employment through programs like the preschool head start program, a job corps to retrain adults for an increasingly postindustrial economy and vista, volunteers in service to america, often described as a domestic peace corps. there were programs stressing community leadership, local planning with federal funds, and there were legal services for the poor. in time the war on poverty raised up resentment from some public officials who were challenged by the fewly-empowered poor. newly-empowered poor. meanwhile, slowly but inexorably, the war in vietnam drew funding away from slave's operation. offered a ch
. more horrendous than anything i thought could happen in the united states of america. these massacres are happening in our shopping malls, our movie theaters, our businesses in our offices. in the only thing consistent and all of them is the guns. i would like to introduce one of our co-sponsors of the legislation we hope to introduce a lot with the house of representatives, the senior senator from the greek state of connecticut going -- the great state of connecticut going through a difficult time. >> thank you. let me first thank you for your leadership going back to 1993 and before when i was speaking to advocate in the state of connecticut a similar law to the one adopted here banning assault weapons. this has been a heroin, terrific week in the state of connecticut, culminating in today's moment of silence at 9:30. the end of the week and i spent the better part of the time meeting with first responders, families, going to funerals and wakes and speaking with ordinary people of newtown and the state of connecticut. the refrain i have heard over and over again from newtown and con
that group selection is the reason for human evolution. steve cole, president of the new america foundation, investigates the power and global influence of exxonmobil in "private empire: exxonmobil and american power." for an extended list of ligs to 2012 notable book selections, visit booktv's web site, booktv.org or our facebook page, facebook.com/booktv. >> booktv continues now with diana furchtgott-roth. she takes a look at president obama's green jobs initiative and argues that it hurts the economy. this is about 40 minutes. >> good afternoon. i'm howard, vice president for policy research at the manhattan institute. thanks so much for joining us. the question of of whether and how government, particularly the federal government, directs tax dollars to specific industries was a discussion in last night's presidential debate, and can it's become an important and ongoing theme in the current presidential campaign. the terms on which washington assisted the finance and auto industries have also been the focus of intense debate, but probably the most contentious example of all is the one o
to "the ed show" from new york. the republican plan to solve the fiscal cliff is the same one america rejected on november 6th. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >>> flabbergasted. i said he can't be serious. >> john boehner finally puts a plan on the table. >>> and breaking news the middle class gets the shaft. richard wolffe and molly ball on the republican political theater and the white house response. >>> bob costas issues a common sense relief for gun control in the wake of the kansas city chief murder suicide story. and the right wing just explodes. >> bob costas based on the standards of our society today deserves to be fired for these remarks. bill roden and dan gross respond. >>> corporate profits break records again. we'll tell you what it means for workers. >>> just when you thought it was too early for a horse race, i'll ask michael if this was the first campaign video for decision 2016. >> good to have you with us, folks. thanks for watching. john boehner is hanging on to their ideological hats. the latest attempt to change the conversation is a plan the american
, that the concerns of america's citizens might be assuaged by good policy and solutions that will guarantee a secure future. may all that is done this day be for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's protings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1rk the journal stands approved. the chair will lead the house in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the chair lays before the house a privileged concurrent resolution. the clerk: house concurrent resolution 146, resolved that when the house adjourns on the legislative day of friday, december 21, 2012, on a motion offered pursuant to this concurrent resolution by its majority leader or his designee, it stand adjourned until 2:00 p.m. on thursday, december 27, 2012, or until the time of any reassembly pursuant to section 2 of this concurrent resolution, which ever occurs first. and that when t
♪ ♪ for purple mountains' majesty above the fruited plain america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good >> our gaggle here was almost unanimous in naming that ad one of the most memorable and effective ads in the campaign, that's saying something in a race where nearly a billion dollars was spent on television advertising alone. what was interesting here, kevin and stephanie, both of you picked that ad as the most effective. and both of you on the democratic side, you both picked the most effective ad on the republican side. >> he tried. you tried. it's okay to make a change. >> so i thought that was interesting. it's almost like you're respecting the other's work. kevin, you picked "america the beautiful." >> i remember when that ad came out. it was previewed on a sunday morning. the first time i saw it was while we were on air. i remember while it's playing, that's a very good ad. i remember, it's often times that we use a candidate's words against him. i never heard them use his singing against them. >> they used it again and again and again. i could not ta
. host: the stories are "the in- sourcing boom" and "mr. china comes to america. both can be found at theatlantic.com. thanks for joining us. we will take you live to the house floor. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., december 19, 2012. i hereby appoint the honorable daniel webster to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will receive a message. the messenger: mr. speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has agreed to s. res. 624, relative to the death of the honorable daniel k. inouye, senator from the state of ohio. -- hawaii. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of
in your own companies but in the well-being of america, there are a lot of patriots in this room and people who care deeply about not only your bottom lines but also the future of this country. you've shown that over the last four years, we've gone through as difficult an economic period as we've seen in most of our lifetimes, and we've emerged not yet where we need to be, but we've certainly made progress and the reason we've made progress in part has been because of the outstanding management and productivity and gains and efficiencies and xet i haveness that you've been able to achieve in each and every one of your companies. as i've said it to the small groups let me repeat it to the large group. i am passionately rooting for your success because if the companies in this room are doing well, then small businesses and medium sized businesses up and down the chain are doing well. if the companies in this room are doing well, then folks get jobs, consumers get confidence, and we're going to be able to compete around the world. the good news is that, despite the extraordinary cha
countries is stamped "made in america" and that's something to be proud of. something to be proud of. [cheers and applause] by the way, i hope the camera folks had a chance to take a look at some of the connects including that flag made out of connects and joe biden was in costco, he wanted to buy some of this stuff but i told him he had too much work to do. i wasn't going to have him building rollercoasters all day long. of course, santa delivers everywhere. i have been keeping my own naughty and nice list for washington. so you should keep your eye on who gets some connects this year. they're going to be some members of congress who get them and some who don't. [applause] this is a wonderful time of year. it's been a few weeks since a long election finally came to an end and obviously i couldn't be more honored to be back in the white house, but i'm already missing the time that i spent on the campaign visiting towns like this and talking to folks like you. >> we love you! >> i love you back. [cheers and applause] the benefits of traveling and getting out of the white house is it g
." >>> and good morning, america. hello to robin at home. welcome back to elizabeth vargas. so much of our hearts and minds, still focused on newtown. president obama will announce his next step. the students at sandy hook are going to go back to school in january. it's a new school where they're trying to replicate like sandy hook. >> they want every crayon in the right place. >>> we're also going to go, as part of our search for solutions, inside one of the safest schools in the country. you wouldn't believe how they protect the students in school. the question, of course, being are these extreme measures about to become routine in schools? >> certainly, a fascinating look. >>> also, a shocking verdict in the case of the high school valedictorian in michigan accused of killing his mother. we're going to go inside a stunned courtroom. >>> we're going to switch gears. you saw it in the open. get ready, everybody. it is perhaps our biggest "deals and steals" event, ever. all for the holidays. how about $15 hockey jackets? just for starts. >>> let's get to sam. that major storm sweeping across the
is the most diverse state in the union. we best represent the upon population of the united states of america. we're very dwirs, but i think we need to show the nation that a group of people committed to the common good can come together and pass a law that's necessary for the public safety, whether you're in a rural area, a suburban or urban area, we all have children. those of white house are parents understand how precious life is. we have a great poeet from illinois, carl sandberg who said, "the birth of a baby is god's opinion the world should go on." it's high time we protect our children, protect our babies from the harm of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. >> ifill: do you have any sense that public opinion is shifting in your state? >> oh, i believe so. i don't think there's any question. anecdotally, just visiting with the people on the street-- i was at a daycare center today, an early-childhood center, and you can tell how committed moms and dads are to getting a law pads to protect their children. no matter where you live in america, children come first. the
, the united states of america, influenced every part of his life and set him apart even in the senate. he was a fierce advocate and senior member of several committees and the way he conducted himself commanded respect from all who he worked with. his legacy is not only loving family that he leaves behind, it can be seen in every mile of every road, every nature preserve, every facility that makes hawaii a safer place. he fulfilled his dream of creating a better hawaii. he gave us access to the resources and facilities of the mainland states that he took for granted. tomorrow will be the first day since the allied became a state in 1959 that daniel inouye will not be representing us in congress. every child born in hawaii will learn of daniel inouye, a man who changed islands forever. i join all the people of hawaii tonight in praying for his wife, irene, is son, his daughter-in-law and stepdaughter jennifer. and his granddaughter maggie that really tickled his life, whenever i had a chance to chat with him we talked about maggie. and they brought so much delay in his life and carries his
call for america on gun violence. a huge, if not elite to demand republicans not dare challenge him on what they believe would be a fiscal crime. there is a difference between capitulation. and there is a difference between understanding a tragedy and capitalizing on it shamelessly. more with this on wilbur ross who says do not blink. on fbn. only fbn. good night. >> eric: hello. i'm eric bolling with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, dana perino, greg gutfeld. 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> eric: on september 11, terrorists assassinated four in benghazi. five spent months discussing what happened that night. we went 15 days in a row to discuss the benghazi tragedy. the left wing media accused us and fox for overdoing the story. today, the state department released this report. first, something peculiar happened a couple days ago. there is a briefing. hillary clinton called for report and said this. >> i am responsible for the state department and 60,000 people around the world. decision about the security assets are made by security professionals. >> eric: that
is up after the break. stay with us. the debate about gun violence in america starts here. when the unthinkable happened we all thought, never again. today there is no movie more relevant than "bowling for columbine." michael moore's academy award winning documentary, "bowling for columbine." current tv presents this important film tonight at 6 eastern followed immediately by an encore presentation. [ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show". >> on the east coast, it is six minutes after 6:00 on a friday morning. we can hearby confirm that the world has not ended. high hey, what the hell? good morning, everybody. welcome to the "full-court press" on a friday. ♪ alleluia. ♪ >> damn right. it's friday, december 21st. ♪ alleluia. ♪ >> this friday especially our favorite day here around "the bill press show". ♪ alleluia. ♪ >> bill: alleluia, indeed indeed. good to see you today. welcome to the "full-court press." coming out to you live all the way across this great land of ours,
jarrett in for bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom.". >> i'm heather childers in for martha maccallum the senate gavels in at 11:00 a.m. we'll see if there was some miracle overnight. gregg: i doubt that. yesterday, republican senate leader mitch mcconnell made an emergency call to the vice president joe biden in an evident to jump-start negotiations. heather: if no deal is haed out today, majority leader reid says he will call a vote on a separate white house plan that reflects's original proposal. gregg: chief correspondent mike emanuel kicks off the coverage. mike, where do the things stand in the fiscal cliff talks at this critical late-stage? >> reporter: gregg, there seems to be some hope that conversations between vice president joe biden and senator mitch mcconnell can produce a deal. aides say the two men spoke multiple times last night and will continue working toward a solution. mcconnell called the vice. president bush: after weighing 18 hours from senate majority leader harry reid who seemed to throw in the towel. >> there is still significant difference between two
. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. >>> this special edition of "nightline" -- tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions, continued with terry moran. >>> the tragedy that struck newtown, connecticut, last friday was unthinkable in so many ways, but as we all sadly know, it was not unprecedented. from aurora, to tuscan, to virginia tech, the litanies of names, the shooting rampages have become depressingly familiar features of american reality, that one remarkable young man is now fighting to stop. he is on a mission to expose how easy it can be to buy powerful guns in this country. this heartbreaking season continues in newtown. this season of funerals. three more children laid to rest. as the country struggles to make sense of the horr
straight to the source to learn the secrets of how they did it. >>> good morning, america. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. paula faris in today. i'm surrounded. this is great. >> george's angels. >> that's right. >> and by the way, i knew it was a hoax. i knew that eagle wasn't grabbing that baby. >>> we have a lot to get to today. including the fiscal cliff showdown. talks have broken down. house republicans are going to push a fallback plan today. they're trying to make sure that taxes don't go up for anyone making under $1 million. will it help or hurt the negotiations? >>> and president obama front and center on the gun control debate, promising yesterday quick action. we'll show you how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety into their own hands by buying bullet-resistant backpacks for their children. >> there's a lot of fear out there. there is a lot of fear. >> nothing shows it more than that. >>> let's get to the breaking developments on the extreme weather battering much of the country. there's reports of damaging tornad
>>> good morning, america. breaking overnight, health scare. the secretary of state hospitalized for a blood clot, just week after suffering a concussion. new details on her condition, what could have caused it, and what doctors are saying now. >>> the 11th hour scramble to stop the country from going over the fiscal cliff today. can a lais-minute deal be reached? one source revealing this is how talks are really going. >>> and look at this. a rare fight caught on camera. two of the most gentle creatures on the planet breaking out in a wild showdown. giraffes. does this battle all come down to a woman? >>> and we're counting down to the biggest party in the world. get your party hats on and get ready to celebrate. we're live with where the ball will drop tonight. ryan seacrest is helping us ring in the new year. only on "gma." >>> and good morning, america. the new year, of course, has already begun on the other side of the world. out here in times square, we have a crowd. there you see the celebrations in auckland, knnewzealand. we get ready to say happy new year. george, robin,
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detachment between washington and the rest of america, frankly. they deal so casually you we will deal with it next year or some other time, not realizing the affects it is having on that person who is worrying, are my taxes going to go up, enough money to pay for my food budget or gas budget, whether or not i will have a job or whether or not companies continue to invest and to create jobs, let alone laying off people because they -- of the uncertainty that's been created and created and perpetuated by congress. and all of this could have been avoided. we should have been a very different place, address the very questions that you raised. >> you have been a part of congress, i believe, since is 1978 and as i understand it, this is your last term as senator. you have always been looked at as a voice of moderation here. i'm wondering how do you look at these desperate hours knew we seem to be in and what does it say about our government? >> it's travesty, to be honest with you, martin. i believe in the maximum folks of the united states senate and the founding you fathers designed it to
celebrating getting to 1.7 million fans during the week, by the way. so it's the gun owners of america, a gun rights group to the right of the nra that's filling the void. the group's executive director, larry pratt, told "hardball"'s chris matthews, the sandy hook tragedy could have been averted if the teachers had been harmed. >> we've said, no, no, no, no, there's something really special and who knows what about those schools and maybe the teachers can't be trusted with a gun there. >> would this be a less free country if you couldn't have an assault rifle? >> well yb away. >> wait a minute, wait a minute. >> and finally in some other news, we may be closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff than ever before and it may come down to selling any deal that boehner and obama strike to their respective rank and file. today, boehner will meet with house republicans after making an offer on friday to raise tax rates pore those that make above $1 million. yesterday the president count countered with expiration of bush tax rates for incomes over $400,000. that's the first time the president has budged
be for a number of things. not only are we talking about america, we are talking about the world when we fail to do things we need to do. but for the moment, the issue of the day has to do with an adequate discussion on talks of the american people about just what we need to do regarding this measure. we cannot do everything, and i know that. we cannot stop evil and violence by educating everything, but in my judgment we can and we must do something. failure to do that is a helluva lot more important to me than whether the president and john boehner jump off a fiscal cliff. >> it did yeoman yields back. mr. bishop. -- the gentleman yields back. >> let me first say, mr. scott, that the shawl is specific for you. it is designed to match the wheelchair and the walker you will be given in the senate. in my years as speaker of the house -- [laughter] 1 of the things i had to do is try to enforce the rules we had in quorum in debate. i just want you to know that first ball, i don't ascribe to any special powers to see into the heart of other people so i cannot prescribe motives to anybody or how th
america. take a look. blizzard warnings in nine states. the highways are slick, the airports are canceling flights, threatening to set off that domino effect in airports across the country. abc's meteorologist ginger zee is in the storm tonight. >> reporter: this may be a preview of your holiday travel -- frustration. that's because in denver, the wild winds are sending snow sideways tonight. in texas, the storms kicked up enormous dust storms that caused 16 accidents and shut down one highway. it's all part of a monster winter storm, hitting right as holiday travelers are starting to move. at the denver international airport late today, plows on the runways, but they weren't able to keep up. lines building as dozens of flights were canceled. >> i'm coming home from college, so, i'm just trying to get back home. >> one cancellation, two delays, missed one plane by three minutes. >> reporter: and on the roads, conditions are deteriorating, and fast. look at this. in monument, colorado, there were near whiteout conditions on the highway. while 50 cars piled up on the slick roads in northern
opportunity to write the next chapter in america and america's exceptional story, but we must always remember that nothing is given. america's greatness must continue to be earned. our nation has built generation by generation through hard work and resiliencey of the american people and our generation must do our part to live up to this awesome responsibility. we must be a country that stands for freedom and liberty, economic growth and opportunity for every american and i remain optimistic that we can continue to make this country even better if we stay committed to these principles. mr. speaker, i want to thank the people of the 10th district for the opportunity and honor to represent them in the united states congress. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. under the speaker's announced policy of january 5, 2011, the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson, for 30 minutes. mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i was thinking to myself earlier this day, what happens when you put in a cage fight a giant in with a midget where
to protect our children across america from mass shootings. jeffrey tweets the gop wants to cut teachers pay and jobs yet wants to arm them in schools? insane. rick says people who want to arm teachers also think teachers are overpaid and incompetent. and david tweets republicans call teachers lazy, incompetent, and a drain on society with their retirement and unions. now they want to arm them? crazy. really. keep your thoughts coming to us on our facebook and twitter page using the #edshow. still to come, "time" magazine names president obama their person of the year and shares some never before seen pictures from the first term in office. stay with us. we're right back. ♪ >> lincoln. >> you never know, this might be the ticket. abraham lincoln had a historic task of bringing a divided nation together. and i hope lincoln can do it again. really? you see, tonight a divided senate will come together for a screening of steven spielberg's film. spielberg a fabulous producer and director. senators and their spouses will be joined by spielberg, actor daniel day lewis, screenwriter tony kushner
, this is america it's a great country. maria mow lean a thank you, happen here new year. >> reporter: getting ready for one big party out there. definitely. finally the countdown to the new year is the count town to the fiscal cliff from capitol hill to the whoufplts you can see senator harkin there on the floor of the house area, efforts to hammer out a deal before its too late. what is really at stake. sevens are on the floor as you can see talking about the negotiations. we'll go in tk*ebgt. a bombshell report on the benghazi terror attack why a bipartisan investigation spreads the blame saying it reaches all the way to the white house. we are live with that story. oh! progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ wh do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso to enter. -p. jon: some international headlines we are following at this hour. officials in afghanistan now s
the regular life. phillips'. >> thanks for joining us, everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a major storm system that could throw a wrench into your holiday travel plans. welcome to "america live", everyone. i'm megyn kelly. the first major winter storm of the season in a collision course with the nation's heartland. heavy know falling in the mountains of colorado, expected to move east over next couple days. snow forecast from the rockies to the midwest. in colorado wind gusts of 40 miles an hour will blow snow around creating zero visibility at times before moving on to places like wisconsin where blizzard conditions are expected by tomorrow. up to a foot of snow could fall on northern michigan. and that is not all. the system will also cause headaches we're told in other parts of the nation. who will get what when? meteorologist janice dean standing by live in the fox weather center. jd, what is the story? >> the story is a blizzard and it will affect millions upon millions of people. want to make sure my weather map works. it does. let's move in. i wil
on "good morning america." >>> and good morning, america. the new year, of course, has already begun on the other side of the world. but out here in times square, we have a crowd. there you see the celebrations in auckland, new zealand. just before we came on the air, but outside, we have a crowd getting ready for more than a couple of hours. we get ready to say happy new year. to 2012 13. george, robin, josh, sam, and lara are all off. we're so glad to welcome dan abrams, ron claiborne and rachel smith. >>> we have a big news cycle happening on this last did of 2012. not only the fiscal cliff, but secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. but some questions still remaining. >>> we have some weather stories, including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. and it skidded off the road, leaving nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for right no
. stuart: a question for you. >> go ahead. stuart: in america we say you have goose bumps when you're very cold. in england we say you're hen-fleshed. are you either this morning? >> i am both, put together. times a hundred. stuart: excellent. >> i look like rudolph with my nose. stuart: may i recommend you wear a hat and i'm losing my hair and-- >> i do, i have a hat with me as well as ear warmers just not for this hit. can i tell you some things going on behind me today? >> no, don't have time, sorry. that's the way it is. >> i was going to tell you about the drunken revellers and their bathroom experiences, i guess you don't want to know. stuart: you should hear what they're saying, no more drunken revellers, no time. wrap up, keep warm, young lady, i mean it. >> thank you very much happy new year to you. stuart: happy new year to you, lauren. and on thursday, president obama signed an executive order that ends a pay freeze for congress and federal workers that is. as our march this coming here, federal employees will see 1/2% to 1% pay increase and get this, 535 members of congress wil
america goes off that fiscal cliff. both sides, as you just mentioned, are still sniping at each other. that's one of the reasons why the dow is down slightly. president obama said he would veto the house republican plan b tax proposal designed to avert january 1st tax hikes. the house speaker, mr. boehner, responded by saying that that was irrational and bizarre. john harwood is at the white house to sort out all the latest. yesterday, john, they thought they were getting real close to a deal. it certainly doesn't sound that way today. >> sue, it does appear that they've hit a deadlock in negotiations. you saw the president in a fascinating news conference that he just had in the white house briefing room try to leverage the emotional power of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, to try to put the pressure on republicans. he talked about them taking off their partisan war paint. he said he'd more than met them halfway in terms of spending cuts that he's offered, coming up in the income threshold for tax increases, and he has the upper hand in public opinion. there's no question about
, the t stands for treason, because they have done all they possibly can to ruin america, to overthrow our government. host: can you take us through the next 48 hours on this debate on the fiscal cliff? what needs to happen? caller: ok. i say, the president should be willing to come up to $300,000, as far as tax increases. we need revenue. $400,000, some people make that. we need revenue. the only way to get it is to get it from people who actually have the money. there is no shame in helping our government. this is our government. the republicans need to understand that social security and medicare -- listen, those are so important. people are talking about i do not want children paying the bill. they will need social security as well. i want republicans to realize that they were elected to do the will of the people. not just the three% or whatever. they all need to understand that we are all affected by their thinking -- the president won the election, right? host: thank you for the call. i want to take you through some of the effects, if we do go off the fiscal cliff, if congress takes
, given the problems that the united states of america faces today, is not a useful expenditure. of limited public resources. and i know that flies in the face of a lot of states who wish to bring jobs in. but if you bring jobs in by offering all kinds of tax abatements and exemptions, as new jersey did recently. a zero sum game. because your pension fund is so underfunded in nrge there's no way they can meet the obligations. they're constitution al obligated to make. so what's the net accomplishment? i mean, i remember years ago there was a silly program in the carter years called the you dig program where states actually got an appropriation from the congress and used it to bribe a business to move from one state to another. that was reducio ab surdum. >> let's have comment on your views on the tax front. >> our small businesses have asked for equity with the amazons of the world. and so we have been doing some of that. we have been very clear with our taxpayers that we would not ask for tax increases until we had -- at least on two things. one was we did significant personnel
stands ready at america's biggest block party. >> 54 checkpoints into the core at times square area. people will be safe. we believe it's the safest location in america, times square. >> reporter: unlike new year's celebrations past, nypd has received no specific threats this year, but will be on high alert for signs of trouble in whatever form it may come. >> we use our helicopters in the air, observation posts. we have chemical radiologic al, police on scooters. it is a major commitment on the part of the department. >> reporter: and the department gets major kudos from this former secret service agent who safeguarded president obama in venues large and small. >> the world has changed so the game has changed and people want to see that force there. they want to see the uniforms and the police personnel, they want to see those tactical teams on the ground. it gives them a sense of security. >> security aside, preparations for fun and games have been ongoing for days. 2013 is in place. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: the confetti has been tested. yes, they actually test it. and the
of america. every time you come to this floor it's a question, why are we here? we are here to do the people's work. let's sit down. get it done. and move forward. instead of filling the agenda however worthy some of those initiatives may be, instead of not along with passing a middle income tax -- th is also reminiscent of a year ago. the president proposed, the house and senate, democrats and repuicans, voted for the payroll tax holiday. the republicans in the house resisted. painted themselves into a corner until they had no choice. the issue had been made too hot for them to handle and they finally had to come around to supporting the payroll tax holiday. and here we are again. 100% of the american people will receive a tax cut when we pass the middle income tax cut. the wealthiest people in our country will receive a tax cut up to their income of $250,000. we are asking them to pay a little bit more for what they make over $250,000 a year. to help reduce the deficit, to help grow the economy, grow the economy. that growth is what is essential. you want to reduce the dicit, create jobs.
. lives were lost. and lessons need to be learned. america cannot retreat from a dangerous world. it is important for us to be there to not only protecting our values but protecting american citizens. >>reporter: as for secretary of state, hillary clinton she is not testifying this week as you mentioned but that did not stop senior republicans from calling her to appear on capitol hill at a later date. >> i do think it is imperative for all concerns she testify in an opposition prior to any changing of the regime. that is very important for her. it is very important if our country. >>reporter: if there is one key piece that is missing from this report it is the policy piece and only secretary clinton can answer for that. so, why was it the administration decided to pursue this lightfoot print or minimal security footprint when there was growing evidence in the months leading to the attack the security conditions were deteriorating? this report cites no less than 20 security related incidents some targeting the consulate itself. >>shepard: thank you, catherine. >> we are watching
will be getting an update from capitol hill throughout the morning. coming at 7:00 on "good morning america". >>> another health setback for secretary of state clinton she is being treat ford a blood clot at a new york hospital the clot was discovered yesterday during a follow-up exam connected to the concussion the secretary suffered after a fall earlier this month. a spokesperson would not state where the clot is located she cancelled two trip$sñú%s planned for next week. >>> two people were taken to the hospital after fire erupted in a home in the excelsior district. amy hollyfield is live at the scene. what is happening out there? >> reporter: look behind me, the street is still clogged with pg&e truck and heavy equipment, all of this because of of this fire being called suspicious. firefighters say when they got here to athens street 1:00 this morning, the fire was Ñ big and spreading quickly that.eading had them suspicions . then a neighbor told them the house had a meth lab inside. then, the gasoÑ= main gotíqoo , firefighters had to call pg&e for help. >> gasline ruptured in fr
america this is a pressing concern. >> well, this is what's going on the last 24 hours. vice president joe biden taken the lead in the talks. negotiating with senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. they spoke and narrowed down the differences. among the points with headway, the tax hike threshold, the estate tax and extending unemployment benefits. the remaining sticking point is rumored to be the automatic spending cuts. collectively called the sequester you have been hearing about poised to kick in tomorrow. let's get to nbc white house correspondent kristen welker there for us. what was the point here? the president decided to come out and that bully pulpit can be a powerful weapon. >> reporter: certainly can be. good afternoon to you, t.j. the president using the bully pulpit. this is a part of the pressure on congress but also democrats who might be skeptical of this compromise that is coming to fruition so he came out today with middle class americans standing behind him and made the argument if we do, in fact, go over the cliff, if the steep tax hikes and spending cuts kick in to e
and their big donors want to reorganize america so that -- because they believe that the rich don't have enough money and the poor have too much. so what we're hearing here is an expression of an et you logical idea that we need american society to be cost competitive with places like china. that means giving rich people even more money. and we're not going to standby. >> as i was listening to the president's statement, when he said that he appealed to them, he brought them together, there was some progress. but he also says if it goes over the deadline, he's calling only senator reid to call for an up and down vote. explain the significance of that. s isn't that really based on the fact that the public has said in numerous polls their support of this isn't that really a roll call to the american public on who stands where? >> yes, as a matter of fact, what the president is saying is he needs the american people to commu communicate with their elected representatives and let those elected representatives know that the people want to see a deal that is fair to the working and middle class people
over the last 40 years than any other in america, even though it is a relatively small state. howard baker and al gore and now bob corker -- it really is an incredible testament to your state. it probably goes back to the tensions during the civil war -- east and west and all that. >> probably does. >> and mark warner, probably more than anyone, tom davis is encyclopedic on everything political, but mark warner probably more than any single figure has taken his state of virginia from a fairly reliable red states to a state that i would call almost a slight bluish purple. he left the governor's office seven years ago. he has been out of state government for seven years. he is the most popular figure in the state of virginia, and has been throughout that entire time. not only has he achieved that, as he has achieved that while he has been a member of the united states congress. that really is extraordinary. this is going to be really fun today. let me just give a quick preface. i have been in this town for 43 years. i have never seen anything like the last month. it has just been incre
stemming gun violence in america five days after the shooting at sandy hook. vice president biden will come up with proposals on how to prevent another tragedy by next month. the right to bear arms will be in focus. >> there is a big chunk of space between what the second amendment means and having no rules at all. that space is what joe will work on to try to identify where we can find common ground. >> kimberly: some people, including abc's jake tapper wonder why it took so long for the president to act. >> this is not the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years. where have you been? >> here is where i've been, jake, president of the united states, dealing with the worst economic crisis since the great depression, auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. i don't think i've been on vacation. >> kimberly: that was not a friendly exchange. eric? >> so, i am going on vacation next week. that is the next line. just kidding. president obama -- >> bob: are you going to apologize to hillary clinton? >> eric: no, i'm not. it's fantastic she was watching our show and dec
has lost a giant, and america has lost a hero. danny inouye was truly a great man, and i feel blessed in my short time here, my two years, to have been -- had the opportunity to sit with him over a private lunch, to joke with him occasionally in the anti-room, to learn something of his spirit and his personality. he had such a big heart and such a wonderfully gracious spirit. most of the senators i've had the honor to come to know in these two years, i only knew as a great distance as a local elected official, at someone as a business community at home in delaware. and, frankly, when i asked senator inouye to lunch, i was intimidated. as a congressional medal of honor winner, as a giant of the senate, the chairman of the appropriations committee and the president pro tempore of this senate, i, frankly, trembled to sit with him at a lunch and was delighted to discover a person so approachable, so warm, so human, so hardworking, so loyal, so spirited, and so passionate. so in the minutes ahead, i'd like to share, if i can, a few insights about a dozen other senators who are retiring fro
. and there will be much more on all of this tonight on a live special report on cnbc. it's titled "america's economy held hostage," that's at 8:00 eastern time. >>> overseas, this has been a very deadly weekend in syria, where the civil war has been going on now for 21 months, as fighting raged in a number of cities, activist groups say more than 50 people were killed today and yesterday was far worse, with almost 400 deaths reported. more than 45,000 people have died since the war began. and today, the special u.n. negotiator predicted that 100,000 more syrians could be killed this coming year if the conflict does not end. >>> back in this country, that large and fast-moving winter storm that hit the northeast yesterday and last night came in and out in a hurry but it left a mark with quite a few areas of new england digging out today from up to a foot of snow. they included foxborough, massachusetts, where workers at gillette stadium were getting ready for today's game. parts of maine got even more snow, with up to 18 inches reported. >>> so what is in store for the nation for new year's eve and beyond
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